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ISL: Must-win for misfiring Delhi against Mumbai (Preview)

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Dynamos FC are in a must-win situation when they face City FC in an (ISL) match at the here on Monday.

are at the bottom of the ISL table with four points after nine matches.

They are yet to win a single game, and they have just four draws to show. have shown a plenty of promise in several games and if they do not convert their dominance into wins, they can forget about qualifying.

The winning run has to start soon and looks at tomorrow's match for the turnaround.

"We have an important game against a very good side, City FC. It's match-day 10 and we still don't have a win, But I think we have been playing well in the last couple of games. I have a lot of respect for but I hope that we can put a good performance and win the game," said Gombau.

The do not have dearth of creativity but it's their finishing which has let them down. Gombau will hope that his side can get their act together and pick their first win against Mumbai.

"I think we played well and created a lot of chances against and Bengaluru but could not finish well. This time, the team is confident of putting the ball at the back of the net," said the coach, whose team has already dropped four points from winnable positions at home.

are set to play the first of their three games in nine days, of which two are away. is wary of Delhi, despite having beaten them in the reverse tie 2-0 at home.

"If you don't watch Delhi play and you look at their position, you can be disappointed. But if you watch them play, you'll know that they are playing well.

"In the last game against Bengaluru, they created a lot of chances and looked very organised. They deserved to be up by two or three goals by half-time. So, we need to respect them and be focused," said Costa.

Mumbai's away form has been good, having lost just one in four games. The brilliance of in the middle of the park coupled with a strong back-line led by and have been crucial.

Interestingly, Delhi and Mumbai have scored a mere seven goals, which is the joint lowest in the league. While for Mumbai, six of their seven goals have been scored by their foreign contingent in attack, for Delhi five of their seven have been netted by Indian players.

On Monday, both teams will look at the goals, and a crucial victory, never mind who scores.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:42 IST